Nicholas McCarthy – Piano recital
Scriabin Prelude & Nocturne, Op.9
Blumenfeld Étude in A flat major, Op.36
Wagner / Liszt arr. Wittgenstein Isolde’s Liebestod from Tristan & Isolde
Schubert / Liszt arr. Zichy Der Erlkönig
Bach arr. Brahms Chaconne in D minor from Partita No.2
Richard Strauss arr. Mann Morgen! Op.27 No.4
Julie Cooper Galilean Moons (New commission by Nicholas McCarthy)
Bartók Étude for Left Hand
Saturday 07 Oct 2023
Martineau Hall at Dorking Halls
Piano recital of works for the left hand
Although he was born without a right hand and did not begin to play the piano until he reached the age of fourteen, Nicholas McCarthy’s determination to succeed as a concert pianist saw him enrolled at the Royal College of Music in London. He graduated in 2012, the only one-handed pianist ever to graduate from that venerable institution. He has gone on to forge a successful performing career, championing the left-hand repertoire in concerts in the UK and around the world. His wide-ranging programme includes the monumental Bach/Brahms Chaconne, a piece by Scriabin, and a number of arrangements for the left hand including works by Wagner, Schubert and Richard Strauss.
This concert forms part of the Mole Valley Arts Alive Festival.